Uurainen

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Uurainen
Urais
Municipality
Uuraisten kunta
Uurainen Church
Uurainen Church
Coat of arms of Uurainen
Coat of arms
Location of Uurainen in Finland
Location of Uurainen in Finland
Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°26.2′E / 62.500°N 25.4367°E / 62.500; 25.4367Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°26.2′E / 62.500°N 25.4367°E / 62.500; 25.4367
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1868
Government
 • Municipal manager Juha Valkama
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 372.26 km2 (143.73 sq mi)
 • Land 348.04 km2 (134.38 sq mi)
 • Water 24.22 km2 (9.35 sq mi)
Area rank 255th largest in Finland
Population (2015-06-30)[2]
 • Total 3,645
 • Rank 232nd largest in Finland
 • Density 10.47/km2 (27.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22.6%
 • 15 to 64 61.4%
 • 65 or older 16%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.uurainen.fi

Uurainen (Swedish: Urais)is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 3,645 (30 June 2015)[2] and covers an area of 372.26 square kilometres (143.73 sq mi) of which 24.22 km2 (9.35 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 125 lakes in Uurainen. Biggest lakes are Kyynämöinen, Sääkspää and Iso-Uurainen.[6] The population density is 10.47 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.1/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also been known as "Urais" in Swedish documents.[7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Uurainen (kunta)". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Svenska ortnamn i Finland

External links[edit]

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